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Norfolk recycling centres gear up for eleventh annual hazardous household waste amnesties

Norfolk recycling centres gear up for eleventh annual hazardous household waste amnesties

0 on September 2, 2014, 10:41 am

It’s time for residents to check their cupboards, sheds and garages for toxic household chemicals that they don’t want any more so they can take them to be disposed of safely and securely at a series of hazardous waste amnesties taking place at seven Norfolk County Council Main Recycling Centres across the county during September. Wood preservatives, bug and weed […]

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One to One Project celebrate £380 donation from Waitrose Swaffham

One to One Project celebrate £380 donation from Waitrose Swaffham

0 on September 2, 2014, 7:52 am

The One to One Project, are celebrating receiving £380 from Waitrose Swaffham which it will use to increase the number of courses it runs in the Swaffham area. The charity, which provides long term professional support to adults in West Norfolk who are experiencing emotional and/or social distress and mental health difficulties, was part of the Waitrose Community Matters Scheme […]

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Dominic Allen with Stuart Wright and John Weeks

The Bridge that Tom Built at Thetford’s Common Sense Club

0 on August 28, 2014, 10:10 am

As recent coverage of the late Richard Attenborough’s interest in filming the career of Thomas Paine has reminded us, the urge to dramatise the life of Paine is strong. Thetford saw three versions in the course of its 2009 Celebrations and a fourth reaches us via the Edinburgh Festival on Thursday September 4th. A joint promotion by Thetford’s Great Festival […]

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Latest Breckland Planning Application List Published

Latest Breckland Planning Application List Published

0 on August 27, 2014, 3:08 pm

The latest list of planning applications registered by Breckland Council during the week ending 26th August 2014 has been published. Applications may be inspected during normal office hours, at the Planning Department, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, and any representations in respect of them should be made, in writing, to Martin Pendlebury Director of Planning & Business Manager. If an application needs […]

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Mid-Norfolk Labour PPC launches NHS petition

Mid-Norfolk Labour PPC launches NHS petition

0 on August 27, 2014, 2:56 pm

Mid-Norfolk Labour has launched a petition on the NHS, calling on David Cameron to guarantee a GP appointment in 48 hours and on the same day if you need it. Launching the petition in Dereham, Harry Clarke, Labour`s Prospective Parliamentary candidate for Mid-Norfolk said “ NHS and social care is a key issue for me and for many residents especicially […]

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Mid-Norfolk Railway North Level Crossing

Mid-Norfolk Railway’s Diesel Gala & Beer Festival, 29th, 30th & 31st August

0 on August 27, 2014, 8:08 am

The Mid-Norfolk Railway has brought its autumn Diesel Gala forward a few weeks to take advantage of the warmer August weather and is being joined by its third Annual Beer Festival. BEER FESTIVAL About 40 Real Ales are to be on sale at the station, and with support from musical entertainment, should make for 3 superb evenings. The Festival is […]

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Could you make savings on your energy bills with Breckland’s Big Switch and Save?

Could you make savings on your energy bills with Breckland’s Big Switch and Save?

0 on August 27, 2014, 7:57 am

Residents across Breckland are being encouraged to join together to see if they could help each other make real savings on their energy bills. Breckland’s Big Switch and Save has been organised by Breckland Council and aims to unite households across the district in saving money on their gas and electricity bills. The initiative works by signing up hundreds of […]

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Norfolk County Council’s Trading Standards warn of potential DIY dangers

Norfolk County Council’s Trading Standards warn of potential DIY dangers

0 on August 27, 2014, 7:35 am

Norfolk County Council’s Trading Standards Team is urging members of the public to be aware of the potential dangers of DIY after an inquest on Tuesday 26 August heard a toddler was killed when a fireplace fell on her. In July this year, the two-year old died from injuries sustained from a falling stone fireplace surround at her home in […]

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New Met Office low adhesion – ‘Leaves on the line’ – forecast

New Met Office low adhesion – ‘Leaves on the line’ – forecast

on August 23, 2014, 8:09 am

‘Leaves on the line’ can cause significant delays and disruption for the millions of commuters and freight operators who travel the rail network each autumn. The Met Office has developed a new, enhanced, low adhesion forecast system to help the rail industry plan their mitigation for this problem. Autumn leaves can cost the rail industry in excess of £100 million […]

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£9,927 awarded to Breckland community projects

£9,927 awarded to Breckland community projects

on August 22, 2014, 11:45 am

Two projects that will benefit local people are to receive a total of up to £9,927 through Breckland Council’s match-funding scheme. Lynda Turner, Breckland Council Executive Member for Community and Environmental Services said: “The Council’s match funding scheme is there to support worthwhile initiatives that will benefit their communities. These two projects will improve choice and facilities for residents and […]

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Drivers in Dereham are being encouraged to show residents ‘respect’

Drivers in Dereham are being encouraged to show residents ‘respect’

on August 22, 2014, 7:16 am

Drivers in Dereham are being reminded of the importance of showing respect to local residents when they get behind the wheel. Breckland Council and Norfolk Police are re-launching their joint Respect campaign, which calls on drivers to be courteous towards residents, while gaining the respect of local people by acting responsibly. The initiative is focused on the town’s Cherry Tree […]

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Check your oil security – Breckland Weekly crime update from Norfolk Constabulary

Check your oil security – Breckland Weekly crime update from Norfolk Constabulary

on August 22, 2014, 7:04 am

Overview from Breckland Policing Commander Chief Inspector Paul Wheatley I know it’s quite sad to be contemplating the fact that winter is a matter of weeks away but now is a good time to look at oil and red diesel tank security. Leading into the winter we usually experience an increase in the reports of such thefts. Red diesel and […]

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Breckland Planning Application List Published

Breckland Planning Application List Published

on August 21, 2014, 11:18 am

The latest list of planning applications registered by Breckland Council during the week ending 19th August 2014 has been published. Applications may be inspected during normal office hours, at the Planning Department, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, and any representations in respect of them should be made, in writing, to Martin Pendlebury Director of Planning & Business Manager. If an application needs […]

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Robins take a break from gardens thanks to extremely mild weather

Robins take a break from gardens thanks to extremely mild weather

on August 21, 2014, 11:13 am

Last winter, the British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) Garden Bird Feeding Survey saw very low numbers of birds using garden feeding stations because of the mild weather and abundance of natural food. What was most surprising, however, was that even our Robins seemed to abandon us. Robins are one of our most familiar and well-loved garden birds, found in nine […]

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Feasibility study raises hopes of major A47 improvements

Feasibility study raises hopes of major A47 improvements

on August 21, 2014, 11:02 am

Hopes of major improvements to the A47 in Norfolk have been raised after work by the Department for Transport identified locations which could be included in the Government’s spending programme when it is announced in the Autumn Statement. The DfT’s on-going work on the A47/A12 Feasibility Study has in Norfolk identified: Improvement of the A11/A47 Thickthorn junction, Easton to Tuddenham […]

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